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Old 09-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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Arrow Shocks

I have a mostly stock 02 Saraha with 31" Duratrac's and wnt to make some room with a 2'' budget boost. I know a spacer is a spacer but the shocks are what makes the differance. I do mostly road and off road 1 or 2 times a month in the summer. What would you recommend for me? Thanks

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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I bought a Tomken Machine 2" spring lift and Rancho 5000 shocks. The Tomken springs sucked. The top of the springs weren't manufactured properly and they wouldn't slide onto the isolators. The ranchos showed up from Qtec and they were defective. I could fully extend and collapse them with my little fingers in milliseconds. Did a bunch of research and everyone i spoke with said that the Rubicon Express is the way to go. I ordered the 2" RE lift, installed it with zero problems and can say that they were right. I love the shocks. Great ride and handling. I highly recommend the kit. The price is right and I am pleased with the results.

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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Skyjacker Hydro (not Nitro) have a nice ride and are cheaper than others. I like mine.
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I have adjustable Rancho 9000s and I love them. I paid just over $60 a shock and I will never go without an adjustable shock on my Jeep again. I can have the ride softer than stock or hard enough to rattle the fillings out of your teeth. Different off roading takes different kind of shocks. If you buy non adjustable ones and you do not like them you are stuck with them. If they are adjustable then you just turn the knob and find what you like best.
2000 Sahara, 3.5" Rubicon Express Lift, 1" spring spacer & 1" Body Lift, 33" or 35" BFG Mud tires, Front & Rear ARB, Rancho 9000 shocks, UCF Ultra High Belly Up

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Old 09-01-2010, 09:51 PM   #5
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i have a 2" BB and OME nitrocharger shocks and the shocks are worth every penny. i also have a steering stabilizer from OME
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:13 AM   #6
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If you want even more info on shocks than what's in these 5 posts, use the search function at the top of the page and find all kinds of threads on shocks.

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budget boost , lift kit , shocks

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